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Body found hanging at school

The identity of a man whose body was found hanging Thursday afternoon from a rope underneath bleachers near Marysville High School was not available.

The body, that of a white male adult, was found at Earle Yorton Little League Park at East 17th and Chestnut streets.

Detective Randall Elliott of the Marysville Police Department indicated foul play is not suspected. He declined to estimate the age of the victim.


Supervisors ponder suing Postal Service

Yuba County supervisors will hold an emergency meeting this morning that may lead to legal action against the U.S. Postal Service, which reportedly plans to close its mail sorting center in Olivehurst.

The board announced the special session Thursday afternoon. Supervisors will meet at 8 a.m. in the Government Center at 915 Eighth St. in Marysville.

Weighing litigation against the Postal Service is the only agenda item. Board members have battled the federal agency over its proposal to shut down the sorting facility at 5050 Arboga Road and move its operations to West Sacramento, a move opponents fear could extend delivery times in Yuba-Sutter and hamper agricultural inspections of mail.

The county announced two supervisors would take part in today's meeting by telephone, Roger Abe from Alturas and John Nicoletti from Boonville.


Fire Department may get Jaws of Life

The District 10/Hallwood Community Services District has plans to purchase and donate a set of Jaws of Life rescue tools valued at $25,000 to the Marysville Fire Department.

Jaws of Life hydraulic tools are used to pry open vehicles involved in accidents when a victim may be trapped.

The tools, according to a report from the Fire Department, are newer and stronger than tools the department currently uses, and are much more effective on vehicles manufactured in the last decade.

The Fire Department provides fire protection services to the community services district.

Yuba City

School trustees to review assessment

A yearly $174,753 assessment to pay for levee rehabilitation goes before Yuba City Unified School District trustees when they meet Tuesday.

The assessment would be the highest of any property owners in the mail-ballot vote being put forth by the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency.

The assessment for levee improvements affecting school-owned properties would be in place for 33 years. The school district staff recommends trustees approve the proposal.

Trustees meet at 7 p.m. in the school board room at 750 Palora Ave. in Yuba City.

Yuba City

Weeklong mysteries await kids

Finding valuable gems and fossils or writing with invisible ink are part of the Mystery Rock and Harry Potter camps planned by the Yuba City Parks and Recreation Department.

Both camps are from July 12-16 with a cost of $160 for residents and $170 for nonresidents per camp.

Times are:

Mystery Rock Camp — 9 a.m.-noon

Harry Potter Camp — 12:20-3:30 p.m.

Registration is due by June 28. Call the Recreation Department at 822-4650 for more information.

Yuba City

Loans available for home repairs

Low-interest loans are available to help eligible families make repairs to their homes in Yuba City through the city's Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Repairs can include water damage, cracked foundations and handicap accessibility improvements.

Homeowners must be within city limits. Eligibility is based on the gross household income adjusted to the household size.

For more information, call Mercy Housing California at 800-995-0431, ext. 4433.

Yuba City

Chili's hosting charity golf outing

Chili's restaurant in Yuba City is hosting its second golf outing to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The four-man scramble is set Aug. 28 at Plumas Lake Golf & Country Club. All participants must be at least 18 years old.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. with a tee-off time at 1 p.m. Special contests are planned from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Costs for the event are $100 per player and $150 for hole sponsor.

To register, call Jeanette Ebey-Powell at 674-1901 or Chili's at 674-1197.


Advance fair tickets available

Advance carnival tickets for the Butte County Fair in Gridley are available at several locations in Gridley, Biggs and Live Oak.

Coupon book-purchase locations include the fair office, Ace Hardware, Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce and Sav Mor Market in Gridley; Wheeler Ranch and Feed and Buckshot Grill in Biggs; and Gold Country Bank in Gridley and Live Oak.

The fair will be held Aug. 25-29. This year's theme is "Fun for the Whole Herd."


Fremont-Rideout offers grief groups

Fremont-Rideout Hospice hosts grief support groups Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year including holidays in Marysville and Yuba City.

Support groups for people 18 years and over meet:

Monday — 7-8:30 p.m. at the Rideout Memorial Hospital first-floor conference room, 726 Fourth St., Marysville.

Tuesday — 10-11:30 a.m. at The Fountains conference room, 1260 Williams Way, Yuba City; and 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fremont Medical Center first-floor conference room, 970 Plumas St., Yuba City.

The youth loss group for ages 12 to 18 years meets from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at Feather River Academy, 1895 Lassen Blvd., Room C-10, Yuba City. Parents or caregivers must provide transportation.

For more information, call 790-3006.

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